Rik Mayall - Rik Mayall Scores A Top 10 Hit With Four-year-old World Cup Anthem
Fans of late funnyman Rik Mayall have given the star a top 10 U.K. hit just days after his death.
The Drop Dead Fred star failed to chart with his World Cup anthem four years ago, but thanks to a social media campaign launched the day after his death on Monday (09Jun14), Noble England has debuted at number seven on the new U.K. singles countdown.
The patriotic tune features Mayall revamping lines from Shakespeare's Henry V to invoke the Battle of Agincourt between the English and the French.
Meanwhile, teenage X Factor star Ella Henderson has debuted at the top of the charts with Ghost, and Kasabian have toppled Sam Smith to claim the top spot on the album countdown. Smith's In the Lonely Hour falls to three, while Coldplay's Ghost Stories stay put a two.